Jacquie Broadway's Freefrom Amaranth and Almond Bread
Corn, gluten, nightshade & wheat free; can be dairy, lactose and soya free
Readers who have been following Micki Rose's researches into total gluten intolerance (see Gluten: no grain, no pain and Michelle's blog post) could be very interested in Jacquie Broadway's amaranth flour bread recipe.
Jacquie is an old friend of Foods Matter and has lived with a multiplicity of allergies all her life, kept only partially under control with neutralisation drops and rigid adherence to a very restricted diet. Having read Micki's article she called us to offer us the recipe for her amaranth and almond bread – totally gluten free!
For those who have not met it before, amaranth is an extremely nutritious seed grown mainly in South America – particularly high in calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc. Amaranth flour is not easy to get hold of.... Jacquie imports hers from Canada but we have just found a source in Germany – a company called Pure Nature who also sell a wide range of other allergy products. Click here to go to the amaranth flour page – a 500g bag costs £3.20 and there is a flat rate £4.25 postage charge – so it would be worth buying several bags at a time.
Jacquie uses butter and milk in her recipe as one of the few foods to which she is not intolerant is dairy! However, for the benefit of our dairy intolerant visitors, I made it with the PURE olive spread and soya milk. You could also use coconut milk which might give an added layer of flavour.
Alternative flour combinations – the rest of the recipe remains the same.
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